Social distancing with family.
Here's hoping you are all doing well.
We like the rest of the world, continue on with social distancing and isolation but we are now doing it with family.
We love spending time together and we are taking advantage of this time with Captain Bryan to help with some maintenance on Summer Breeze.
Being tied up to Sea Dweller, we just step over and straight across. Bella made the jump by herself one day and scared us all so we try to catch her and carry her across.
We are all doing our best to take all precautions from exposure but we did go to Publix yesterday and fortunately found it very well stocked. Melissa is having a difficult time in Charlotte (Matthews) locating fresh produce or stocked shelves. The boys also have had to go to West Marine for parts and thankfully those stores are not busy. We have heard that many marinas along the coast are closing or not taking any transient cruisers which is a problem for those needing fuel, water or provisions. We are hunkering down here for a bit.
These are some of the views from the property where Sea Dweller, Bryan and Mary now live! It is on a nice quiet but wide canal in a small subdivision off the Caloosahatchie River about 23 miles inland from the coast. The beautiful palm tree view is on the property he tried to purchase originally but he couldn't come to closing terms with that seller. We all now think that he got the better property.
View from the end of the canal. You can see how wide this canal is especially with Summer Breeze tied up next to Sea Dweller.
He (we) have lots of turning room.
View from the street. It is obviously a vacant lot with not great grass but they will be slowly working on fixing that and are already planting several trees. Sea Dweller is longer than we are so you can only see our flybridge bimini top from the street.
View down the canal to the river.
The boys are working on finding the real cause of the Northern Lights generator issue. It has been shutting off by itself off and on since our Bahama trip last spring and summer. Bruce thought it was repaired when he rebuilt the leaky Racor but no, it continued. Then a few days ago, he and Bryan replaced it with a brand new one! Still it shutdown after a while so they have hopefully isolated another problem and will be replacing the fuse connector today.
I say they but as you can see WHO is doing most of the work!
The generator shut down problem is now officially fixed and they are on to the port engine issue of it not wanting to shut down!
Thursday morning fog
was all around the gulf coastal areas.
We went on a river ride in their dinghy to get out a bit. Social distancing together but from others.
Bella loved it because she was on crab pot float level!
Sunset on the Caloosahatchie River.
They had bought several trees for the yard. Meyer Lemon, Key Lime, Haas Avocado, Coconut Palm and 2 Ice Cream Banana trees! We spent 2 mornings out in the yard getting them planted. It is already too hot to be out there by 9 - 10 in the morning so we tried to get the shovel in the ground by 8 to 8:30.
Trees all done! They have some great landscaping plans for the future.
Summer Breeze and Sea Dweller
Both boats have clean bottoms as we had 2 divers out this morning.